This week the Nebraska Cornhuskers face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles this Saturday in Lincoln, NE at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers won by a slim three points last week and are looking forward to a better performance this week.
Nebraska Offense vs. Southern Miss Defense:
The Huskers had good production last week but were too predictable at times sticking with the run. Southern Miss had a solid defensive performance against Texas State and Nebraska has higher quality athletes than Texas State. Expect the Huskers to score more points than last week and rack up a ton more yardage.
Southern Miss Offense vs. Nebraska Defense
Southern Miss had over 400 yards of offense in last weeks win, but they turned the ball over six times. Nebraska gave up a lot of yardage and points last week but forced two turnovers. The strength of Southern Miss is passing and the strength of Nebraska’s defense is the secondary. Expect Southern Miss to have some first half success and for Nebraska to clean it up in the second half.
Special Teams Matchup
The Huskers found a great punter in Sam Foltz. Pat Smith and Mauro Bandi are still competing for the kicker spot. Southern Miss had troubles holding onto the ball so we don’t know too much about what they bring to the table in kicking game. Expect Bondi to possibly get a look at kicker.
Both teams played disappointing openers last weekend. Expect the Huskers to win this one in convincing fashion. Southern Miss may stay in it for a quarter but they don’t have the athletes to pull an upset or keep it as close as Wyoming did last week. The score won’t be close which is why my prediction is 63 to 17.